Sixteen years can go by in a flash for some people. Conversely, it can seem an eternity for others who are recurrently reminded of an exaction they would rather avoid.
Every year there is outsized clamor linked with Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the close tie-in of those frenetic shopping days with supersized entities like Amazon, Walmart, Target and Macy's.
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The battle for business has intensified, with cities across the country casting themselves in the most favorable light possible as they vie for an extremely lucrative partnership with giant online retailer Amazon.
A report issued every other year by the nonprofit research group Urban Land Institute is sprinkled with optimism concerning the state of the commercial real estate market across the U.S.
"This is historic," says New York City official Jonnel Doris in commenting upon the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program operative across the vast metropolitan area.
Clearly, business behemoth Amazon is a bit enamored with New York City, with the commercial colossus already having a strong and well-demonstrated presence across the metropolitan area.
Business principals in any commercial entity who have worked hard to grow their company and ensure its lasting viability obviously have a lot of internal data, processes, know-how and other proprietary information that they seek to jealously safeguard and protect.
Careful contract negotiation, drafting and enforcement are critically important for any business. Contracts are what define terms, set expectations, stipulate key timeframes, set forth parameters regarding financing, purchase/sale elements, due diligence, governing law and scores of other vital considerations.
Few goals in life are fully realized without a considerable amount of advance creativity and effort being first expended by one or more individuals who are pursuing them.